What is the case for deliberative democracy, and why would we put ourselves through ‘sortition’?
It implies that the immigration intake into Australia creates a housing demand which is raising house prices.
There are other problems with democracy: importantly, democratic outcomes can often flat out just not make any sense.
In fact, I think that Mr Abbott’s speech and its content deserve much closer reading.
According to Malcolm Roberts, Pauline Hanson's One Nation senator for Queensland, there are Muslim members of One Nation and there are surgeons and barristers who are members of One Nation.
Thankfully the tradition of public service inherited from Great Britain still abides, but for how long now that its foundations have been quietly weakened?
Strengthening international solidarity is a crucial task for promoting universal peace.
We celebrated two Australia Days this year. The bad news is that they were on the same date as each other and not only will there be no extra holiday but half the population wasn't able to see what the other half celebrated.
Australia is in an interesting situation, for there seems no good positive reason to stay a monarchy and no good positive reason to switch to a republic.
Nevertheless, there were at least four occasions when the soviet leaders, with or without bourgeois groups, might have taken power.
If ‘truthiness’ is a gut feeling of truth whatever the facts, then ‘factiness’ is using actual facts to paint a misleading truth.
It is unfortunate that, when reasonable Australians strive to unite us all as a nation, there still persists an objection to celebrating January the 26th as Australia Day.